Hormones play an important role in athletic performance. The Elite Athlete Metrics Profile allows identification of hormone imbalances or vitamin D deficiency that can affect performance, increase injury risk, or prevent an athlete from competing at their highest level. It is best to start with a baseline before rigorous training begins, and to track hormones throughout a training regimen to look for big changes that can indicate problems and to make sure that hormones are optimally balanced right before a competition.

The sex hormones and cortisol are tested in saliva, allowing a diurnal assessment of cortisol production at 4 time points during the day. A full thyroid assessment in blood spot is included, and vitamin D.

The optional cardio panel gives athletes a broader glimpse into overall health through measurement of triglycerides, cholesterol and insulin. Optional LH helps assess exercise-induced amenorrhea in female athletes, as well as excessive testosterone supplementation or painkiller use that can suppress LH, while hs-CRP gives an indication of inflammation in the body.

Who benefits from Elite Athlete Profile Testing?

Individuals who:

  • Train for competitions
  • Compete at a high level
  • Feel like they are “hitting a wall”
  • Suffer from nagging or persistent injuries
  • Are interested in seeing how their workouts affect their hormones

Elite Athlete Metrics Testing Includes:

Elite Athlete Metrics Profile – E2, Pg, T, DS & Cx4 (saliva); TSH, fT3, fT4, TPOab, & Vitamin D (blood spot)

Optional add-ons – Insulin, HbA1c hsCRP, TG, CH, LDL, HDL, VLDL, LH


Reference Information

Testing Catalog

Overview of Kits

ZRT Test Directory & Abbreviations

Elite Athlete Metrics Instructions